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Pacific International Center for High Technology Research.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) performing project tasks on land controlled by the U.S. Army Garrison, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Office, Natural Resources Section on the island of Oahu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


DUTIES:  Implements natural resource management in the field, including but not limited to, rare species monitoring, identification, collections and reintroduction (plants and animals), mapping using Global Positioning System (GPS), and threat control (weeds, rodents and ungulates). Drives project vehicles to field sites.  Implements office and fieldwork designed and planned by the Natural Resource Management (NRM) staff and Natural Resources Management Coordinators such as, but not limited to: implementing fieldwork (e.g., monitoring, surveying, fencing, etc.); assisting in scheduling, planning, logistics, and documenting day-to-day fieldwork; and recording and analyzing field data using computer-aided programs. Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision. This is a progressive job group, which allows for entry at Level I and possible promotion through experience and demonstrated competence based on an established competency matrix.  The work schedule requires that 75% of the workweek be spent in the field. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Geography, or Hawaiian Studies with basic, or related, Biological courses.  EXPERIENCE:  Up to one (0-1) year of work or volunteer experience in or related to managing natural resources.  Experience needs to be well documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  General knowledge of herbicide use, weed control techniques, vegetation or rare plant monitoring techniques, and data collection.  Ability to use altimeter, compass, and maps.  Ability to use word-processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a Department of Defense (DoD) security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain State of Hawai‘i Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment, as job duties will require work in UXO areas.  If selected for rappelling, must be certified and approved by PICHTR/RCUH prior to activity. For rappelling, must be able to complete rappelling training.  If selected to operate a chainsaw, must be certified and approved by PICHTR/RCUH prior to activity. For chainsaw use, must be able to complete chainsaw training.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day, and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, up to four (4) consecutive days.  Able to backpack, lift, and carry 35 pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience in programs managing rare and endangered species and ecosystems on Army lands in Hawai‘i.  Familiarity with biological database application and maintenance.  Familiarity with native and non-native taxa of Hawai‘i.  Experience in natural resources monitoring techniques.  Knowledge of Department of the Army natural resources programs in general and the policy, organizational contexts within which they are managed – especially safety and logistical requirements necessary to plan field operations around Army training schedules.  Familiarity with data analysis and presentation.

INQUIRIES:  Chelsea Tamayo 258-8948 (Oahu). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  August 1, 2019. 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


  • Posted On

    July 12, 2019
  • Closing Date

    August 1, 2019
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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